Michael  Bates

Michael Bates

Michael T. Bates has served as Senior Counsel in the Wells Fargo & Company Law Department for the past sixteen years.  In this capacity, Mr. Bates provides legal advice to all consumer collection groups within Wells Fargo on all aspects of consumer collections, bankruptcy, secured transactions, real estate foreclosure and debtor/creditor remedies.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Bates was engaged in private practice in the Minneapolis, Minnesota law firm of Briggs and Morgan where his practice focused on commercial bankruptcy and debtor/creditor remedies. Mr. Bates is a graduate of Iowa State University and Hamline University School of Law.  Mr. Bates is currently admitted to practice law in Iowa and Minnesota and is a current member of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, American Bankruptcy Institute and ACA International.